MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • T.R. Sullivan evaluates the state of the Rangers’ pitching following some major developments.
  • Cubs Vine Line Blog highlights the praise from other front offices for some Cubs prospects.
  • Hank the Ballpark Pup signed his Brewers contract and John & Cait have the full story.
  • On Cloud Conine shares six facts about new Marlins President of Baseball Ops Michael Hill.
  • Jon SooHoo posted photos from a workout day at Dodger Stadium in Dodgers Photog Blog.
  • The Orioles announced their plans for Opening Day and Britt Ghiroli has all the details.
  • Phillies Insider Larry Shenk put together some notes from the final days of Spring Training.
  • MLBPipeline.com’s Jim Callis presents a Q&A with Rangers prospect Alex Gonzalez.
  • Matt’s Bats‘ season preview rolls on as the young blogger takes a look at the NL Central.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • The Atlanta Braves Foundation’s online auction is under way and Braves Give has details.
  • Bryan Hoch reports on the Yankees’ decision to name Michael Pineda the fifth starter.
  • Curly W Live has an excerpt from a feature in Nationals Magazine on pitcher Doug Fister.
  • Better Off Red shares a full report from Tuesday’s Great American Ball Park food tasting.
  • Former Major League scout Bernie Pleskoff takes stock as Spring Training winds down.
  • From the Corner of Edgar & Dave highlights a side of the Mariners you don’t always see.
  • John & Cait check in with a March Madness update from their Bracketology competition.
  • Anthony DiComo shares a video of Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey getting punked by his manager.
  • Jim Callis identifies Tayron Guerrero as a another Padres breakout candidate in his blog.
  • Zach Steinhorn recaps how he fared in the Mixed Tout Wars at MLB.com Fantasy 411.
  • MLBPipeline.com’s Jonathan Mayo posted an update on top draft prospect Dylan Cease.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • TribeVibe posted a video with Nick Swisher and his new roommate, comedian Mike Polk, Jr.
  • Curly W Live previews an interview with new manager Matt Williams in Nationals Magazine.
  • Mark Bowman says the Braves cut into their already-thin depth by releasing Freddy Garcia.
  • Ian Browne examines the terms of David Ortiz’s recent contract extension with the Red Sox.
  • Alden Gonzalez has an update on the quiet surrounding a contract extension for Mike Trout.
  • Groundskeeping guru Murray Cook thanks the grounds crew for the Opening Series in Sydney.
  • Todd Zolecki writes that the Phillies are nearing decision day on the fate of Bobby Abreu.
  • MLB.com Fantasy 411 recaps Mock Madness, a 10-team, mixed-league blitz of a mock draft.
  • Beat writer Brian McTaggart looks ahead to project the Astros’ 25-man Opening Day roster.
  • MLBPipeline.com’s Jim Callis identifies another A’s breakout candidate in Daniel Robertson.
  • Bruce Allardice profiles a catcher who stopped a revolution in a guest post for Our Game.
  • A nine-year old Pro Blogger previews the American League Central for his Matt’s Bats blog.

Dodgers 3, D-backs 1 in Game 1

Mark Newman:

Introducing our new Grand Openings blog at MLB.com. I set my alarm for 3:50 am ET, started reskinning the Opening Day Countdown Down Under blog, and over the next hours recorded firsts in a celebration of the return of real Major League Baseball action. Follow this blog!

Originally posted on Grand Openings:

Clayton Kershaw

After more than 50 days of an Opening Day Countdown Down Under, we’ve put up some new decorations on this blog for the regular season and we introduce you to Grand Openings — part of the overall MLB.com coverage of Major League Baseball’s 2014 season-openers. It all starts with the historic MLB Opening Series happening now in Sydney, Australia, so let’s look at some of the first firsts:

First win of MLB season: Dodgers 3, D-backs 1.

First winning pitcher: Clayton Kershaw (1-0), making it four consecutive Dodger wins when he starts on Opening Day. And first photograph (above, great shot by Matt King for MLB Photos via Getty Images) of a winning pitcher delivering a pitch with a huge dirt stain on his knee thanks to sliding into second base trying to stretch a single just moments before, ultimate gamer moment.

First losing pitcher: Wade Miley (0-1).

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How to schedule your life around Australia games

Opening Series AdviceOK, don’t say I never take care of you guys. I interviewed a sleep specialist doctor at length so those of us fans back here in North America will know EXACTLY how to schedule their lives around the MLB Opening Series in Australia. My story was just posted on the MLB.com homepage and we just tweeted it out on the @MLB account and I wanted to make sure you have this so you can stay razor sharp and alert as you blog for the masses about the return of REAL baseball games.

You may be surprised by some of the tips. You may not realize that you need to nap on the first day of baseball this time. And whatever you do, this is NOT the night for a midnight screening of Divergent, at least not if you are a real baseball fan. Get to bed early, get up at 3:50 am if on East Coast, or 12:50 if on West Coast in a Dodgers or D-backs household, and see the first pitch of the season. And that’s just the start…

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Opening Day Countdown Down Under is down to two days, so Derek Jeter comes to mind.
  • Jon SooHoo has a fresh batch of photographs from Sydney in his Dodgers Photog Blog.
  • John & Cait enjoy March Madness fever by sharing the brackets of Brewers players and staff.
  • MLB Network’s 30 Clubs In 30 Days visited Nationals camp and Curly W Live has the video.
  • Joe Frisaro provides an update on Derek Dietrich after he took a bad hop grounder to the nose.
  • Clubhouse Confidential explains how A’s catchers have been wielding hot bats this spring.
  • Cubs Vine Line Blog shares Carrie Muskat’s feature on Greg Maddux from the magazine.
  • Better Off Red details the Reds Hall of Fame exhibit on players who hailed from the area.
  • Jennifer Langosch answers a reader question on the Cardinals’ depth at the shortstop position.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

 

  • Opening Day Countdown Down Under honors the one and only Babe with three days left.
  •  Jon SooHoo shares photos from the Dodgers’ workout down under at Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • Todd Zolecki has quotes from both Jimmy Rollins and Ruben Amaro Jr. about the shortstop.
  • Greg Johns says that Robinson Cano stayed sharp by working with his father while away.
  • The Cubs have launched a WrigleyField100.com website and Vine Line Blog has details.
  • Jennifer Langosch provides an update on Ozzie Smith’s push to make Opening Day a holiday.
  • Braves beat writer Mark Bowman reports on Kris Medlen’s second Tommy John surgery.
  • John & Cait announce the return of DNR Days for hunting and fishing enthusiasts in 2014.
  •  Braves front office staff visited a local after-school program and Braves Give tells the story.
  • Teen Pro Blogger Matt Nadel has posted a review of George Will’s book on Wrigley Field.
  • Matt’s Bats features nine-year old Matt Eisner’s preview of the National League West.

 

3 Days – Babe Ruth

Mark Newman:

You know everything there is to know about Babe Ruth. Except how he did in his career on Opening Day. See the unbelievable numbers and join me on the Opening Day Countdown Down Under blog as we honor The Bambino just three days away from the start of another Major League Baseball season.

Originally posted on Grand Openings:

Babe Ruth

He wore No. 3 for only seven seasons, but boy did he wear it big.

Babe Ruth already had hit 470 of his 714 home runs by Opening Day in 1929, when the Yankees and Indians became the first Major League Baseball clubs to regularly wear jersey numbers on their backs. (Go back to our 8 Days post for more on that history.) Just as Opening Day is where you begin any regular season, it also is where you begin any discussion of The Bambino as a player, so we are going to focus on his annual beginnings as we tick down to a new MLB season in only three days at Sydney.

Cumulative Opening Day stats:
Pitching: 3-0, 1.71 ERA, 26 1/3 IP, 5 ER, 5 BB, 10 K
Batting: 25 for 60 (.417), 22 R, 22 RBI, 7 HR, 6 BB, 5 2B, 1 3B

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MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Opening Day Countdown Down Under marks four days to with the great Lou Gehrig.
  • The Dodgers have arrived in Sydney for the opener and Dodgers Photog Blog has images.
  • Preparations are under way for the games at Miller Park and John & Cait share photos.
  • Official MLB historian John Thorn features Jackie Robinson as part of his photo series.
  • Around the Horn in KC provides a Royals-style look at all those March Madness brackets.
  • Yankees beat writer Bryan Hoch provides an injury update from Tampa on Jacoby Ellsbury.
  • Jim Callis complements the Top 20 Cubs prospects list with the guys who just missed out.
  • Following the latest moves, Anthony DiComo updates his projected Mets Opening Day roster.
  • Phillies Insider Larry Shenk introduces his forthcoming book, If These Walls Could Talk.
  • Jane Lee has quotes from Jarrod Parker about his upcoming second Tommy John surgery.
  • TribeVibe posted a photo gallery from the Indians’ St. Patrick’s Day showdown with the Reds.
  • From the Corner of Edgar & Dave highlights Alvin Davis’ induction into the ASU Hall of Fame.

MLB.com Pro Blogs of the Day

These are some of the latest PRO posts within the Major League Baseball family. If you have a post of your own you want to feature, make sure to leave a link in the comments below.

  • Albert Pujols is profiled as the Opening Day Countdown Down Under hits five days.
  • Former Major League scout Bernie Pleskoff surveys the landscape after a week of injuries.
  • Official MLB historian John Thorn kicks off a new feature with photos of the great Babe Ruth.
  • John & Cait detail the red carpet treatment afforded Hank the Ballpark Pup in Wisconsin.
  • Cardinals beat writer Jennifer Langosch is talking March Madness in her latest blog post.
  • Marlins broadcaster Glenn Geffner explains why some numbers that don’t matter actually do.
  • Mark Sheldon profiles Rob Coughlin, who recently was named the Reds’ replay coordinator.
  • Sunday was Minnesota Day in Fort Myers and Brace Hemmelgarn posted a photo gallery.
  • Better Off Red has photos of the the Reds in their St. Patrick’s Day green caps and shirts.
  • Jane Lee writes that the A’s roster is starting to take form as Opening Day quickly approaches.
  • MLBPipeline.com’s Jim Callis lists the Red Sox prospects who just missed the Top 20 list.
  • Jonathan Mayo shares some extras in his B3 blog from Dodgers camp following his visit.
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